KTM 790 Adv accessories, Modifications and Upgrades

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by Migolito, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    Not totally. However, all that extra heat isn’t helping things. I’m sure @Camel ADV will be along at any time to enlighten us, either here or over in the vendor’s section.
  2. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Exactly. Heat destroys the VI of the shock fluid. There’s no way I’m going to get my shock removed and off to the suspension shop for a fluid change often enough to keep it fresh with it baking over the cat. I think the heat shield is a great idea.
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  3. Snowq

    Snowq Been here awhile

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    Thanks Bud! Ordered! :smile6
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  4. kzeb

    kzeb Been here quite some time

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    Or.. a rally style exhaust.. like alot of people dreamt about on their 950/990's and could have given up a arm and a leg for :tb... never heard anyone had those worries on the routing under the swingarm..
  5. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    The key fact there is disposing of the cat. Once you have done that, rally or regular, you’re good. But I’m waiting for a Rottweiler engine management solution before canning the cat.
  6. kzeb

    kzeb Been here quite some time

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    Someone must have cut that cat open I really would want to see the magic inside it.
    Please show us c'mon Coober,Rottweiler, Rade Garage, wings, Arrow.. :amazon
    Coober will loose all there credibility for ever if decatted 790's don't end up with the engine failurs they described,
    I'll guess we will se the truth in a year or so when the decated bikes have som miles on them...
    I just don't buy it.
  7. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    I've heard the cat is an ultra-complex 4-chamber affair with, yes, much that is magical. I was thinking Rottweiler should team up with Doug Henning! ;) Chris Angel works, if it has to be an 'merikan partnership.

    Note: No bunnies will be harmed in this endeavor. Cats, yes .. bunnies, no. So to recap - no cats, a few bunnies (purely for effect), and a half dozen (more) ponies.
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  8. factoryphil

    factoryphil Been here awhile

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    can someone that bought a sharon exhaust from rage garage please measure the pipe diameter size just before it goes into the silencer
  9. ShaftEd

    ShaftEd Long timer

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    Here's a cutout pic of a 790 cat from the Duke forum.
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  10. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer Supporter

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    I'm happy to answer questions about the heat shield. I'm not a suspension tech but I believe there are some other issues with the shocks than just the stock set up pumping a huge amount of heat into them. If it were just the heat, the S models would be failing too but they don't seem to be or at least not in the same numbers. I think the R shocks are more susceptible to heat-related failures so keeping as much heat out of them as possible will go along way to keeping them from puking their guts out. R, S or other, it's beneficial to keep a shock cooler that hotter, that's why they have piggyback or remote reservoirs... more fluid = cooler oil = better suspension performance and longer service intervals.
  11. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    So is the shell surrounding the pipe filled with catalyst material?
  12. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I’ll bet a spare one of those costs more than a few dollars!
  13. ShaftEd

    ShaftEd Long timer

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    I don’t know the story behind the pic but I don’t believe any material has been removed from the housing. It seems the cat itself is the cylindrical pipe bulge. Part of the pipe has a defuser screen to let some of the exhaust into the overall housing. Maybe this is giving the back pressure that coober says is so needed on the 790 engine.
  14. spartanman

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    Interesting. If that’s the case, it doesn’t look to weigh very much and isn’t that restrictive. The perforated section probably acts as a baffle, which explains why it quiets the exhaust note. There may be a plated honeycomb ceramic insert in the large diameter section, I’m guessing. Neat design.
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  15. 52edub

    52edub Been here awhile

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    Just picked up the seat today from Seat Concepts. There just down the road from me. Will ride tomorrow and provide my review. Just sitting on it in the garage I can tell it's a lot better than the stock seat. Necked down in the front allows me to reach the ground better. I can feel the better foam and don't feel like I'm leaning forward in the seat now.

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  16. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    What makes you think it isnt restrictive? I believe they weigh 6lbs...
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    Rottweiler must have a few laying around now. They would fully cut into one, to remove this speculation. Hell, make a video on it, and tie that into the drive to want to decat. We all stand to learn a bit; at least I do.
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    One main shot through. No torturous bends. 6 lb is light for a cat, though a straight pipe with flanges is probably about a pound.
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    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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